Weird Gramm and Schomburgkia

sambac(z10fl)June 20, 2009

Schomburgkia's are one of my favourite genus:

Schom brysiana:

Gramm stapeliflorum:

This is one of the weird and dark looking blooms in my collection. No fragrance either!

? Aerides Rosea:

Pl correct me if this ID is wrong.

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ifraser25(z11 Brazil)

That's a pretty spectacular Schom. Is it as slow as mine? Although they are S American species they are not often seen here.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 11:16AM
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sambac(z10fl)

The spike is about 6-7 ft tall,it does take a loooong time, so they break for some reason or other- windstorms, basket ball etc.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 12:16PM
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Charm(Z8 TX)

Good growing...beauties.~Charm

    Bookmark   June 22, 2009 at 10:25PM
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littlem_2007

nice pictures and I agree, the flowers are weird looking but look well grown.
sue

    Bookmark   June 23, 2009 at 9:22PM
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carolinn_on(z3 Northern Ontario)

A very diverse selection, but then I'm also eclectic in my orchid tastes. :)
My Schom. tibicinis stopped blooming on the 20th after 3 months.

Carol

    Bookmark   June 25, 2009 at 2:20PM
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sambac(z10fl)

Thanks all. Carol, the only criteria for my plants is that they should be warm growers and deal with the outside S Fl growing conditions. Usually the micro mini's get lost outside. I love the honking huge Schombo's.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2009 at 7:09PM
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littlem_2007

hi, I think that if I lived in Florida, I would grow the giant sized orchids too. they have a definite dramatic appeal.
sue

    Bookmark   June 26, 2009 at 11:26PM
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